*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              Orange Liqueur 3
 
 Recipe By     : Making Cordials & Liqueurs at Home, J.P. Farrell
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cordials & Liqueurs              First
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      Fifth         190-Proof Grain Alcohol
    1                    Orange, Preferably Organically Grown
                         Sugar Syrup Or Honey, 16-20 Oz
    1      Fifth         Distilled Water
 
 Pour the bottle of gain alcohol into a wide mouth gallon glass jar.  Make
 a cradle for the orange with a 3 yard long piece of string - firmly tie
 several loops around the orange so that it can be suspended above the
 alcohol without actually touching the fluid.  Let the string hang over
 the edge and close the lid tightly so that the string is held in place
 and the alcohol cannot evaporate from the jar.
 
 Let the jar sit in a warm but not hot place for six weeks.  Although the
 orange does not touch the fluid, the volatile aromatic oils in the orange
 will blend nicely with the alcohol during the steeping period.  After six
 weeks, the orang will look shriveled and yukky.  Open the jar and throw
 away the orange.  Add 16 oz of sugar syrup or honey to the bottle of
 distilled water and mix thoroughly. Combine the water-sweet mixture with
 the alcohol-orange mix.  You may add up to 4 more oz of sweetener
 depending on your taste.  If using honey, let the liqueur sit for 2 weeks
 and then siphon off the clear liquid.  
 
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